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DadPad guide aims to help fathers adjust to caring for their baby in a neonatal unit

Fathers can feel left out and stressed when their newborn is in a neonatal unit, but a new guide is now available to help 

Fathers can feel left out and stressed when their newborn is in a neonatal unit, but a new guide is now available to help

Bryan Taylor’s baby, Sonny, spent 12 weeks in the neonatal unit of Dorset’s Poole Hospital when he was born 18 months ago.

He had been born three months prematurely – and later had to have a heart operation. He is now healthy and happy.

But Mr Taylor says it was a ‘confusing and scary’ experience for him and his wife, Claire.

‘The staff were really good, but it’s hard to keep up with what is going on. We were in temporary accommodation so we could be close by, but I had to return to work.

‘I missed ward rounds and I would arrive after work and it could be


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